Kristin S. www.quiltsqq.com
President: Martha S.
September 10th Program- Cheryl
Fat Quarter drawing for September- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A very sincere thank you to all who participated and helped at the
Quilt Show in the Park! While abbreviated, it was the best yet with so many
techniques, so much talent. Joanne, Kristin and Janelle displayed their quilt
journeys wonderfully. The group displays and challenges received many
I’ll be asking for volunteers for our budget committee at the September
meeting. This is a committee of 5 plus our treasurer and nonprofit coordinator.
I’ll also be asking for volunteers for our fundraiser book fair at Barnes and
Noble on October 13th. There’s an article about this further on in
the newsletter. Please consider these short term activities as a way to
contribute and meet new friends.
It’s getting ‘crispy’ outside.
I’m looking forward to apple crisp, pumpkin cheesecake and Halloween
quilts. I suppose I’ll try to finish that December holiday UFO too. What are
you working on? Will we see it at
our November meeting for a special show and tell?
and Shannon P.
Kim M. and Kris L. have volunteered to bring
beverages and Sharon
S., Shannon P., and Suzi T. have
volunteered to bring snacks. If you find you are not able to bring what you
volunteered to contribute, please call Jane D. or Shannon P. The meeting begins at 6:45 pm. As always, please turn your cell phones
off before the meeting.
Book Fair Fundraiser
Once again we’ll be at Barnes and Noble as they host a book fair
supporting our guild’s art and education mission. A percentage of the sales
made in the store or online will be contributed to the Guild when customers
mention that they’d like to support MBQG, anytime between October 13th
and October 20th. This also happens to be teacher appreciation week
at Barnes and Noble – let your teacher friends know how to help us! Last year
we received $600. We displayed quilts, talked about our Community Quilt Program,
demonstrated quilting and had hands on activity for kids. Our presence is for
one day, October 13th. We’ll hang selected Children’s Literature
challenge quilts, Novel Idea quilts, and the Undercover Quilters’ quilts in the
store on Friday Oct 12th. We need about 20 people to help at various
times. There’ll be a clipboard in the ‘alley’ at the September and October
guild meetings. Get your book and magazine shopping lists ready too.
2013 Guild Retreat
Jill M. and 2014 protégée Shannon P.
The location and dates for the Guild’s annual retreat have been
decided. It will take place at Seventh Mt Resort
on March 8, 9 and 10 (Fri, Sat and Sun). Price will be $250 and includes two night’s lodging, Fri and
Sat lunch and dinner, and a hearty breakfast/brunch on Sun. There might be a door prize or
two...and maybe a little fun…..oh!……and sewing too. So, make your reservation to save your spot! Deposit is $100 with the balance due
before Feb 15, 2013. In addition,
we will again be able to take ‘Day Sewers’ for $150.00 (all the same
food/fun….just sleep at home). We
can begin taking registration at the September meeting so bring your checkbook
to hold your spot!
The Boutique did very well during the Quilt Show. We thank everyone who participated in
the creation of the items. We were very excited that the doll clothes also were
well received and sold well. Our efforts doubled the amount put in the budget
for our line item. We can only be
very pleased. Thank you to the Boutique
committee: Marie J., Jane G., Darlene P., Karen K., and Lora F. They were great!
We have already met to begin prep for next year. We have scheduled four sewing days and
also encourage people to sew at home.
We had some wonderful items that members made at home. Think of possibly working from home.
Lora and Jane G. will have our remaining items available at the
September meeting. Bring a few
dollars and purchase an item as a gift.
If you have an interest in the Boutique, we would love to involve you
on the committee for next year.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Raffle Quilt
Thank you to everyone for purchasing raffle quilt tickets and helping
out at the selling venues this year. We made a little over $2300 to
contribute to the guild. Our very own Rosie W. won the quilt!
I believe she plans to donate it to a local organization for them to possibly
raffle the quilt for raising funds. What a great way to help support
another worthy organization! Thank you again to those of you that helped
with any of the Raffle Quilt Sales---not to mention the wonderful members that
helped make the beautiful quilt.
Karen F. Diana L. and Jane D.
Community quilts will meet at Nativity Lutheran Church on Sept. 12th at
11:00. Bring your basic sewing supplies and your lunch and join us for a
fun sewing day. We have distributed the 97 wonderful quilts you wonderful
ladies have turned in and will make another distribution soon, so please turn
in any quilts you have finished. You can call us for batting or backings
or stop by on Wednesdays and we will help you get what you need.
Please bring canned peas and corn to the September
guild meeting for the Food Pantry.
Last year (from July 2011 to June 2012) the Food Pantry at Nativity
Lutheran Church distributed 59,170 pounds of food. That helps a lot of our neighbors. Thank you for all your donations—we accept any food or money
If you recall, Maggie Ball presented a colorful and interesting program
last spring about her connections with quilters in Mongolia. We collected some
donations from her and in turn she donated one of the Mongolian quilts to us. The
Guild board decided that we should raffle this quilt by recognizing
contributions to Community Quilts and the Boutique. We’ve been keeping track of
your efforts. For each CQ contribution and for each sew day attended, you will
receive one chance to win. We’ll have more sew days this fall and you always
have an opportunity to contribute a Community Quilt. The raffle will take place
at the January 2013 meeting so there’s still time to enter. Martha S. will show
the quilt at the meetings.
Quilt Education Program
We had a successful series of visits to a few schools in the
Bend-LaPine school district last year to talk about quilting and show some
colorful quilts. We have a request from a Girl Scout troop this fall and we
hope to expand our presentations to other schools. It’s an easy afternoon,
about 45 minutes in the classroom. It goes quickly as the kids are enthusiastic
about the quilts. It’s little more than show and tell and telling them about
how you quilt or what quilting means to their community (think 2 quilt shows,
6+ quilt stores). Can you help? See Martha S. or Lisa N.
Our Guild Library
The raffle book for September is Back to Charm
School, More Fun Quilts from Country Threads, by Mary Etherington and
Connie Tesene. Make the most of 5 inch precut squares or use yardage to make
one of these 20 different patterns, including table runners, doll quilts, a
pillow and a tree skirt.
Tickets are $1 each/$5 for 6. The following books donated by members
were added to the library this month:
Applique Concepts in Sulky, A Complete Guide to Successful Machine
Applique, by Joyce Drexler, Peggy Oberbeck and Ginny Jahnke. Thank you for supporting the Guild
September- Cheryl Malkowski will be here from Roseburg,
Oregon. Cheryl has a background in floral design and has written numerous
books. Cheryl is also passionate about teaching and there will also be a
workshop, which you can find out more about in the workshop section of the
newsletter. Find out more about Cheryl at http://www.cherylmalkowski.com/
October- Wendy Hill and Pat Pease will be here to present a
program. Both are quilters from Central Oregon and have a wealth of
information to share with us.
November- This is our yearly business meeting. We will cover
items from this year as well as some topics for the upcoming year. Please
bring your show and tell to share.
September Workshop: "Twisted Ribbons"
Monday, September 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4:30
Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room
We still have a few spots left for the
"Twisted Ribbons" workshop.
This is going to be a good one!
Cheryl Malkowski from Roseburg will be teaching how to make this fun
quilt which is a simple arrangement of one block with different colorations and
positions. If interested, please
send check payable to MBQG to Lisa N.
October Workshop: "Color and Design Play"
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bend Park and Recreation's Community Room
Cost: $40 (includes starter kit)
Learn about color, value, composition, techniques
and more in a special workshop with Wendy Hill and Pat Pease. These two talented quilters will be
leading a "Color and Design Play" workshop and will have a special
exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Show in 2013. This is our chance to get a sneak peek
of the workshop they will be presenting in conjunction with the exhibit. All you need to know for this class you
learned in preschool! Play with
colors and textures through a series of challenges with Pat (the spontaneous
thinker) and Wendy (the linear thinker with intuitive leaps). You'll think it's
a play day, but there will be underlying concepts in color, value, composition,
techniques and more. Let Lisa N.
know if you are interested. Thanks
for your support of Guild workshops!
We were sorry to hear about the passing of Mary B., a former guild
member. We are hoping Kayla H.’s
husband is on the road to recovery after an accident and Loesje A.’s husband
will soon be mobile after knee surgery.
East-of-the-Cascades Quilters Guild Night Out
Joan U., EotCQ organizer
Hi, ladies. East-of-the-Cascades
Quilters, along with Jean Wells and the Stitchin' Post, would like to invite
members of your guild to join us in Sisters for Guild Night Out with Gwen
Marston, on Wednesday, October 17, 7pm, at The Stitchin' Post.
Over the course of her long career as a quilt artist and teacher, Gwen
has written 21 books, including Liberated Quiltmaking (I and II), and
Ideas and Inspirations: Abstract Quilts in Solids. The
class Gwen is teaching at the Stitchin' Post on October 18, "Contemporary
Medallions in Solids," is full but taking names for wait list, as
is her workshop at Five Pine 10/19-21 with fellow folk quilt artist, Sue Spargo.
Given the enormous popularity of Gwen's classes, we are especially
pleased that we can offer this additional opportunity through Guild Night Out.
There will be a $5 charge for the evening to help defray costs.
Reserve your spot by registering at the Stitchin' Post website (www.stitchinpost.com), returning the registration
form in the Stitchin' Post's Fall/Winter class schedule, or by calling The Stitchin'
September Birthday Wishes- Happy Birthday to All
Anita F. 9/8
Judie D. 9/9
Shannon P. 9/12
Tracy M. 9/16
Kathy F. 9/17
Patricia P. 9/22
Sharon S. 9/22
Bonnie C. 9/28
Zelma T. 9/29
Dates to Remember
Guild Meeting September
Whale of a Quilt Show September
Convention Center, Ocean Shores, WA.
Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3. www.seapalsquilters.org.
Guild Meeting October
Guild Night Out October
with Gwen Marston, $5 and registration necessary, Stitchin’ Post, 7pm, see
Guild Meeting November
With Thanks to our
by store name, rotated monthly)
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
3rd St., Bend 541-382-3882
Our Fall Schedule is Ready!
And so is our new web-site.
We still have the same web address, with a whole new look!
morrowsewingandvacuum.com. Save us to your favorites! We will
be posting everything that is new to this web site as it comes out and all the
fun happenings as well. This will be your place to go to be in the know! Be
sure to register for our ZUNDT event coming up on the 6th of September! I
met Urban Zundt last night at Babylock Convention, what a great guy! (PS I even
got my picture taken with him!) I'll post it soon. Their new products are
sure to WOW you! And yes we have become their local dealer. Check
out our Earth to Quilters Block of the Month! Janet is preparing a great
program, this is a very sophisticated twist to quilting in the hoop.
Linda McGehee has new collections of zippers that I ordered last night, very
cool stuff! I will be adding new links and new information to our
web-site for the next few weeks, however we wanted to go live so you could have
access to the class schedule. I look forward to seeing all of you next
~Happy Sewing, Karen
ST. Suite #1, Terrebonne
Drive up to Terrebonne to see our new fabrics!
The Quilt Shack
Madras Hwy, Prineville 541-447-1338
Shack is having their 4th Anniversary
Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 10am to 4pm. As we go into our 5th year of The Quilt Shack, we want to celebrate with you and
give-away Prizes, Gift Certificates, Demos, Snacks & Drinks and a whole lot
more! Plus, this is also a big "Thank you" for having you as a
customer, we appreciate your business.
There will also be
a "Meet & Greet" that day from 1 - 4pm, fall classes &
projects will be available to see up close and enjoy a Meet & Greet with
the instructors. If you have any questions, this is a perfect time to see
if this class is for you and to sign up before the classes are filled.
There will also be a sneak preview of the Country Snowmen (One of a Kind) Six
Month, Block of the Month starting in October for $15.00 to get started
& $5.00 monthly!
The Quilt Shack has
been working hard on the new building and we hope you enjoy it as much as
we have with all the space to park, big classroom and spacious
Quilt Shack. If you need more information, please go to http://www.thequiltshack.com/ for
Hours, Sales, Events & more.
Family and Friends
Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-728-0527
Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be September 7, from 5 to 7 PM.
The Featured Quilter is Betty Anne Guadalupe has created an exhibit just
for our gallery! Betty Anne's machine quilting using fabrics circa 1990 Ratti,
Braghenti, Castellini and D’Este fine fashion fabrics created by 12 contemporary
quilters. The Undercover Quilters will be showing their third exhibit in our
gallery, this year’s book is Jane Kirkpatrick’s Love to Water My Soul.
September Non-Profit Partner - American Sewing Guild will be at our
September 7th First Friday. If you want to learn more about this great
organization, be sure to visit with them in our classroom.
QuiltWorks Classes - Join us on Saturday September 8 for our Open House.
We are offering 33 classes and 14 different instructors this fall with
something for everyone.
QuiltWorks Website: Have you visited our website recently? Did you want
to show someone a quilt from one of our exhibits? Our website is great and
every month's exhibit and First Friday event are on our website under “Photo
Blog”. Dave has created a Smilebox documenting quilts, friends, events, fun,
classes and a lot more. Thank you
for supporting QuiltWorks!
Dave and the gals from QuiltWorks
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
Wilson #170, Bend 541-385-7166
Have you been thinking of trying wool appliqué? Now is the time!
September 1st-15th all wool kits will be 25% off. This is
a great time to stock up on fun projects for those cold winter nights when
you’re sitting in front of your fireplace.
New Christmas lines of fabric have come in from Moda, Alexander Henry,
Cloth Works, and more. It’s time to be thinking about those fall and Christmas
projects. We have lots of fun Halloween fabrics and a number of cute kits just
ready to sew. Fall classes will be starting soon – watch for our e-mail.
We have great Bernina Savings from September 13th -24th,
2012. Get savings on machines, accessories, & software. The Bernina 215 (a
great take to class machine) or the 700D Serger are just $699. We will have 24
month, interest free financing on any machine $1,000 or more. Also,
buy one Bernina presser foot and get a second one at 50% off. We are still
honoring our Quilt Show special on the Bernina 550QE.
We are so excited about the new Designer 7 Series that has just been
introduced by Bernina. We will be getting one soon featuring 80% more bobbin
thread, extended freearm with 10” from the right of the needle, dual feed, new
hook system and so much more! Bernina has also introduced the DesignWorks
Software Suite for Painting, Crystal Work, & Cut Work.
Quilting! Gail, Sharon, and Staff
Cascade, Sisters 541-549-6061
September is “Back to School”
Our classroom is buzzing with new Clubs/Classes/Workshops, great
teachers, and new & returning students! There are just a handful of spaces left in our Art Quilt
Symposium with Sue Benner and Gloria Loughman. New Clubs start up this month, including: Dear Jane, Jingle
Belles, Lucky Charms, Mini-Mystery, Wool Club and Saturday Sampler BOM. Have you seen all the classes we have
to offer this fall? Everything is
posted on our website and you’ll receive a 10% discount on class tuition by
registering online at: www.stitchinpost.com/classdirectory.html. Don’t miss our “Fall Yarn Tasting”
Sept. 28th (5-8 pm) with new yarn to sample, a Shibui yarn trunk
show, live music, food and fun.
You won’t want to miss this FREE
Fun Fabric Arriving for Fall!
New batiks from Timeless Treasures ~ “Deer Creek” flannel from
Northcott ~ “Crazy Daisy” flannel ~ “Thing-A-Mugins” ~ “Play Date” from Dear
Stella ~ “Mod Century” from Moda ~ Sew Oregon Shop Hop fabric ~ and much more!
Quilting! The Stitchin’ Post
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend 541-383-4310 www.bjsquiltbasket.com
Well now that fall is headed our way, it is time to think about all
those projects you set aside for summer – time to get to work!!
Join us for our Open House on September 11th – 5pm – 7pm
– enjoy snacks, and check out all of our samples, and save on class
sign-ups!! We have a ton of new classes to sign up for – way too many to
list here – so please take a look at our website: www.bjsquiltbasket.com and make your
wish-list for classes!! We are also starting a new appliqué Block of the
Month in September to be completed before next summer – it’s a very cute and
affordable summer wall-hanging, so sign up today!! See you at BJ’s – it’s
the quilting place to be!!
Inspiration Team” at BJ’s!
Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend 541-383-1999
Check our website for special classes,
demonstrations and new products available. We welcome you to visit our store for new product
demos and information.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine
High Mountain Fabric
Hwy 97, Redmond 541-548-6909 no
20% off fabric with a minimum of 1/2 yard cut. Also, come and check out
all the fabric that has moved to the clearance area!
Hwy. 97, La Pine 541-536-2360
Hi from Homestead Quilts. The weather has cooled
off and we would love for you to come visit. We have fall fabrics and Halloween
projects. It's also Christmas in the shop. We would love to see you
and help you get inspired. Take advantage of our Stash and Save card.
If you are thinking of quilting your own quilts, come take a lesson. In a
couple of hours, you'll be quilting.
~Best, Cathy and Staff
Material Girl Fabrics
Cascade Ave., Redmond 541-923-1600 www.material-girl-fabrics.com
We look forward to seeing you soon!